Your February Puzzler Solution is here!

Ceres at night

Ceres at night

The February 2013 Puzzler consisted of two questions about the sculpture at the right:

     Who am I?

     Where am I?

Congratulations to Paula, Mary and Soren for your correct answers to the Puzzler. It is the sculpture of Ceres, the Goddess of Grain atop  the Chicago Board of Trade Building at the foot of LaSalle Street where it meets Jackson Boulevard. The Board of Trade Building is one of Chicgo’s greatest Art Deco skyscrapers of the late 20’s and early 30’s. It was designed by John Stores of Paris in cast aluminum. Ceres weighs six tons, is 31 feet six inches tall and sits on a six-ton steel frame.

It is said that Ceres does not have facial features because the planners felt that there would never be a building tall enough from which viewers could detect their absence.

Who am I?Where am I?

Who am I?
Where am I?

 

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About Chicago Stories

I'm a Chicagoan, have been for fifty years. I've had a consulting business in the city for thirty-eight years, working with many Chicago companies and organizations and others around the world. Before that, I worked the city's race relations agency for five years.I am a volunteer tour guide for Chicago's Greeter Program and introduce visitors from around the world to this beautiful city. I'm also a writer of several professional books as well as poetry, essays and fiction. The city has become my inspiration, education and entertainment. View all posts by Chicago Stories

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